My Conversations With A Conspiracy Theorist

A dialogue between fact and delusion

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I have a passion for critical thinking, deductive reasoning, evidence-based facts, Bay’s predictability analysis, and even inductive reasoning when facts are less clear than I would like them to be.

So what I do is listen carefully while the conspiracy theorist tells me what they believe and why. Then I ask them questions that I know they can’t answer. Simple questions such as “where is the evidence for what you are claiming?” They can seldom offer me anything in response other than to direct me to some slick Youtube video. After watching ten minutes of rumor, gossip, ‘allegedly’ this or that, or some nonsense about secret information they have that was shared with them by some former employee of NASA, the CIA, etc. I am usually left with the same thing — they clearly have a misunderstanding of statistics, and cherry-pick low hanging fruit (weak facts), or have latched on to general claims that sound rational on the surface (like the idea that a few families run the world), but actually are irrational.

Lewis Harrison’s Great Game Theory Guide — Table of Contents

Introduction to the On-Going Series

https://lewiscoaches.medium.com/lewis-harrisons-great-game-theory-guide-table-of-contents-467b76a47ee3

lewiscoaches.medium.com

Game theory has won numerous Nobel Prizes including the 2020 prize in Economics.

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The Best Introduction to Game Theory, Simple and Easy to Understand — Written for a 12-Year-Old

https://lewiscoaches.medium.com/the-best-introduction-to-game-theory-simple-and-easy-to-understand-written-for-a-12-year-old-633d3a5c46bc

If you are still a bit confused about how to apply game theory in your daily life watch the 15-minute video interview with me below, Just click on the URL.

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by L. Harrison
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I offer advice on the arts, innovation, self-improvement, life lessons, mental health, game theory strategies, and love. LewisCoaches.Medium.com

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